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    Default verizon cdma to gsm

    im going to buy a galaxy s4 (4g lte) verizon . the only problem is that im in tunisia so theres no cdma networks (gsm only )
    my country networks are tunisiana (changed its name 2 weeks ago into ooredoo) tunisie telecom and orange
    should i buy the phone and how to turn it into a gsm phone with 3g access so taht i can use one of those networks
    and thanks
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    Default Re: verizon cdma to gsm

    here are the 3G frequencies:

    850 Cellular / band 5 (V) Americas, Oceania, Brazil, Israel
    1900 PCS / band 2 (II) Americas
    2100 IMT / band 1 (I) Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, Brazil, India, Israel

    If that's what ooredoo uses, you should be fine. Just stick in the SIM card and see what happens. You may have to manually set up data/SMS/MMS
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    Default Re: verizon cdma to gsm

    http://soutien.bell.ca/_web/guides/U..._Hint_Tips.pdf check tunisie in 5th page (tuntel is tunisie telecom)

    ooredoo (or tunisiana) uses 2 bands for 3g 900 and 2100 (2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
    3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
    HSDPA 850 / 1900 or HSDPA 850 / 2100 source : THD - THD its in fench)

    and orange uses i guess something between 1900 and 2200 for 3g

    tunise telecom 900-800-2100 i guess (or 900-2100)
    so i dont know .what do you think ?will gsm work ?and 3g too? and how to manually set data-sms-mms
    Last edited by lesrourou; 05-11-2014 at 01:17 PM.
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    Default Re: verizon cdma to gsm

    i might not be on for the next couple of days so i wont be responding to questions (i will when i log on on weekends )
    and please dont use any difficult words cause english isnt my primary language
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    Default Re: verizon cdma to gsm

    so if i just stick a gsm in there it will work? even 4g lte when its released?
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    Default Re: verizon cdma to gsm

    I wouldn't chance it. Verizon locks down their phones a lot, plus it's primarily a cdma phone, with gsm included for roaming more than for sticking foreign sim cards.

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    Default Re: verizon cdma to gsm

    so i dont buy it?

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